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Tropical Engineering: Building Envelope - 3 PDH

This publication provides an introduction to design of building envelopes in tropical climates where heat and humidity are important considerations. Discussed are roofing, wall materials, windows, doors, finishes and miscellaneous specialties.

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Course Outline





Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course you will:

  • Learn about special requirements for insulation and roofing products and systems;

  • Learn the materials and features needed in windows and doors in the tropics;

  • Learn how to design and specify interior and exterior finishes;

  • Learn about the adverse conditions presented by tropical humidity;

  • Learn special considerations at seafront locations;

  • Learn guidelines for installation of exterior finished; and

  • Learn how to design the building envelope for rain, heat and humidity protection.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for civil and architectural engineers and other design and construction professionals wanting an introduction to the special challenges present in building envelope design for facilities in tropical climates where heat, humidity and seafront conditions are important.

Benefit for Attendee

This course will give civil and architectural, engineers and other design and construction professionals an introduction to tropical engineering of building envelope systems and features..

Course Introduction

This is an introduction to methods for design and construction of building envelopes in tropical climates.

Course Summary

This course will give you technical guidance you can apply when designing building envelopes in the tropics.


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